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Belgooly 4 Mile Road Race 2019

Thursday 26 December 2019, 12:00

Contact Location DistanceTypeChampionshipPermitMeasured
Belgooly AC Belgooly 4M Road No Yes N/A

The Dick Copithorne Memorial Run - Belgooly Annual 4 Mile Road Race


12:00 noon, St Stephen's Day, Thursday December 26th 2019

Organised and hosted by Belgooly AC

This event is run under an Athletics Ireland permit/licence

This course was measured by John Quigley, AIMS/IAAF Grade 'A' Measurer


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Belgooly 4 Mile Flyer 2019


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Results of Previous Belgooly 4 Mile Road Races


Belgooly 4 2014


Belgooly 4 Mile Road Race 2015 - Race Cancelled due to Flooding in Belgooly Village


Belgooly 4 2016


Belgooly 4 2017


Belgooly 4 2018


Belgooly 4 mile Road Race - Event Details


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Registration also on the day, in Belgooly GAA club



Belgooly GAA Club Location


Belgooly 4 Mile Road Race Route

Route on MapMyRun


Belgooly 4 2015 Course Route Map


Route Elevation Profile

Belgooly 4 - Course Elevation Profile

Belgooly 4 2015 Course Elevation Profile
Note: The sharp rise abefore the 2 Mile mark - this is Google being fooled by trees. That "hump" is a gradual rise, until shortly after the grotto, when a series of short sharp climbs start.


Start Line

View Facing the Start Line - approx. 700m on Kinsale side of the village

Belgooly 4 Start A


Passing thro' Belgooly Village

Belgooly Village
 Belgooly 4 - Belgooly Village


1 Mile Mark

Belgooly 1M
The 1 Mile mark is on the bend at the end of the long straight, on the Cork side of the village, approx. 1km out.

2 Mile Mark

Belgooly 2M
The two mile mark is on a straight section, before the Grotto.

Belgooly 4 - 2 Mile Mark

Belgooly Turn 1

After the 2 Mile mark, pass around the S bends and take a left off the main road, followed by another immediate left.

Belgooly 4 - Turning off main road

Belgooly Turn 2

Left and left again

Belgooly 4 - Turn

Belgooly Turn 3

Left onto back road, running, more or less, parallel to the main road

Passing the entrance to Robert Splaine's Equestrian Centre Belgooly Splaine


Belgooly 4 - Robert Splaine's Equestrian Centre

300m or so of a stiff drag/climb

 3 Mile Mark

Belgooly 4 3 Miles A
The 3 mile mark comes on a nice downhill section, followed by a short flat, then the start of a half mile of undulations

800m to Go

Belgooly 4 800m to go A

Belgooly 4 - 800m to go

400M to Go

Belgooly 4 400m to go

The 400m mark is just after the school (on left)
Belgooly 4 - 400m to go

After the final junction, there is another gradual downslope - beware of the road camber on the left as you drop down - it slopes sharply to the left, so you may be better off staying towards the centre of the road
Belgooly 4 - Last downhill

The Finish Line

Belgooly Hill 3


Belgooly 4 - Finish
Belgooly 4 Finish B

The finish line is at the end of the hill, before the humpback bridge


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